Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Week 15: Maria Campbell

“I had no money...I decided to go back out in the street and work...But I just couldn’t ...I'd be back on drugs again . . . I started writing a letter [to myself] because I had to have somebody to talk to, and there was nobody ... that was how I wrote Halfbreed."

--Maria Campbell
Métis author, playwright, broadcaster, filmmaker, and Elder
Halfbreed, still taught today in schools across Canada, has inspired generations of indigenous women and men.


Mary Cunningham said...

A good lesson to all women. We have to do what works for us no matter how it may appear to others.


Diana Black said...

Good point, Mary. And when we're true to ourselves, it's often the truth others have been seeking for themselves.